MANILA, Philippines – Uuwi na sa bansa ngayong araw, Mayo 17, si suspended Negros Oriental Representative Arnie Teves Jr.
Ito ang ibinahagi ni Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla nitong Martes, Mayo 16 na mula aniya sa isang “reliable source.”
“As was stated to me by my source who I consider to be a reliable source. He may have access to flight data into the country and is usually a very reliable source for those who come in and out of the country,” pagbabahagi ni Remulla sa isinagawang briefing.
Ayon kay Remulla, hindi pa malinaw kung saan ang pinagmulan ni Teves, ngunit posibleng galing ito sa Timor Leste na matatandaang humirit ng political asylum sa nasabing bansa ngunit hindi pinagbigyan.
“He can be in Timor Leste or another country, but I think it will be from Timor Leste. I think that the countries by which he can enter are already very limited considering that he’s already on Interpol notice and things are becoming more difficult for Mr. Teves to go around. At least, that’s what I was told by my reliable source,” pagbabahagi pa niya.
Si Teves ay binanggit ni Remulla bilang “main mastermind” sa pagpatay kay Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo at siyam iba pa, na iniiwasang umuwi ng bansa dahil umano sa banta sa kanyang kaligtasan.
Nakaabang na ang Philippine National Police (PNP) upang makapagbigay ng seguridad sa mambabatas sa kanyang inaasahang pagdating.
“Walang arrest warrant. Law enforcement agencies have been placed on alert so he can be secured properly. So we would not be surprised by the arrival.”
“It means he can answer the process of law. If a case is filed against him tomorrow then it can be immediately served to him so the proceedings can run accordingly and he can file his counter-affidavit. The cases can be resolved by the panel of prosecutors based on his counter-affidavit,” aniya.
Sinabi ni Remulla nitong Lunes na ang paghahain ng murder case laban kay Teves ay naantala makaraang hindi makipagtulungan ang anim hanggang pitong suspek na nagsisilbi sanang witness laban sa akusado. RNT/JGC